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March 2021 Happenings

Plays & Performances

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Hilton Head Christian Academy will present its spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” March 25-27. The 1999 revised version of the musical comedy is a revue of songs and vignettes based on the beloved Charles M. Schulz comic strip. The school’s new playground will be transformed into the backdrop where Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. It will be the first production to debut at HHCA’s brand new state-of-the-art Bluffton campus. Tickets are limited and available to the public on March 1 at hhcadrama.eventbrite.com. Several outdoor showings will take place over three days. Detailed protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of the cast, crew and audience members. hhca.org


Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre

Merging modern and classical ballet, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre is both visually stunning and emotionally stirring. Experience it at 7:30 p.m. on March 26 at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The innovative group was founded in 2017 by five principal dance artists who joined forces to create their own unique vision of dance. By bringing together the classical and contemporary dance forms and strengths of each of its principal artists, Terminus has become celebrated for the creation of daring and theatrical dance works artshhi.com. 

Upcoming performances at the Arts Center

April 21-May 23: Kinky Boots, musical 

May 28-29: Black Jacket Symphony’s Rumours, live music


Cry It Out

Presented by Lean Ensemble Theater, “Cry It Out” will be virtual and free of charge. Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, corporate lawyer Jessie strikes up a fast friendship with community-college dropout Lina. They don’t have much in common, but marooned at home with infants, they build a sleep-deprived bond. When a nearby stay-at-home dad, Mitchell, offers to join them, it complicates the neighborly camaraderie, not least because he’s clearly upset that his wife is putting her career first. A candid comedy that takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby and the dilemma of returning to work. It will be available for viewing from March 5-14. leanensemble.org. 



Live Music

The Jazz Corner

Mar. 5, 6 (Friday and Saturday): The Jazz Corner Ensemble honors Louis Armstrong

Mar. 12, 13 (Friday and Saturday): Noel Freidline Quartet honors Dave Brubeck

Mar. 19, 20 (Friday and Saturday): Grammy Award-winning musician Quentin E. Baxter presents The Quentin Baxter Quintet

The Roasting Room

Mar. 5: Campfire Tyler Mar. 13: Kim Richey

Mar. 25: Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

Rooftop Bar at Poseidon

Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Coastal Country Night

Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25: Dueling Pianos Show

Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27: DJ Dance Party

Ruby Lee’s South

Mar. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 18, 24, 25, 31: Target The Band

Mar. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27: Fresh Vibe 



Festivals & Fun

Spring Golf Classes

Life skill classes will begin March 1. Fun-filled classes held once a week for eight weeks teach children how to use the life skills and healthy habits found in our nine-core values, all while learning to play the game of golf with specifically trained coaches. Ages 7 to 18 are welcomed, with pricing at $75 per child, per 8 week session. To view the full schedule and register online, visit www.FirstTeeLowcountry.org or call program director Nick Dunham at 843-686-2680.


Sip & Savor: A Seaside Weekend

Kick off the spring season by indulging in a sampling of some of the area’s finest spirits, wine, beer, seafood and other Lowcountry favorites. This intimate seaside weekend, hosted by The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and its event partners, features three unique events throughout the weekend. 

A Lowcountry Oyster Roast & Barbecue ($60)

Mimosas on the March ($95) Wine Pairing Dinner ($135)

westinhiltonheadspa.com


Hilton Head Shamrock Run

This fun and colorful 5K Run & Health Walk will take place at 8 a.m. on March 13 in front of New York City Pizza at Heritage Plaza and will finish inside Coligny Plaza. In order to “Get Your Irish On,” everyone is encouraged to run in green. The Hilton Head Shamrock 5K is a St. Patrick’s Day family tradition. A percentage of proceeds from the event will go to benefit local charities. Register online.

When: March 13th, 8 a.m. Where: NYC Pizza Heritage Plaza

Details: bearfootsports.com


Fishing Show & Expo

The Bubba’s Cabin Lowcountry Outfitters Fishing Expo, in partnership with Penn Fishing, is set for 10 a.m to 4 p.m., March 13-14 at the old cabin on William Hilton Parkway, next to Barnacle Bill’s on Hilton Head Island. See new product from Penn and other Pure Fishing brands. Learn from pro staff seminars and demonstrations on inshore and offshore and surf fishing tactics. bubbascabin.com.

When: March 13-14, 10 am.-4.pm. Details: 843-785-3971

Where: Old Cabin on William Hilton Pkwy


The Boys & Girls Club Telethon Gala

For the second year in a row, the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island has been unable to hold its annual gala due to Covid-19. For this year’s formal gala, the club has partnered with WSAV to produce a special telethon. There will be a variety of entertainers, speakers, and kids featured during the event, including host Stan Smith, tennis legend, and WSAV’s investigative reporter Andrew Davis. The club will also hold an online auction to support the event, and items will be available for bidding beginning at noon on March 13 through March 23. 

When: Sunday, March 21 from 7-8 p.m (Telethon), 12 p.m, March 13-23rd (Auction)

Where: WSAV Channel & Online 

Details: bgchiltonhead.org



Fashion & Style

Lagos Trunk Show

Spring has always been a season synonymous with optimism and renewal. Lagos’ spring collection carries an uplifting message of love and hope, the inspiration behind Lagos’ theme of True Love, True Blue. The event is 10 a.m-5 p.m., March 25-27 at Forsythe Jewelers. View the new collections of Maya, Blue Ceramic, Caviar and more. Enjoy a complimentary gift with each purchase. forsythejewelers.biz.


Island Child Trunk Show

Island Child is hosting a First Holy Communion Trunk Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 6. The event will feature a beautiful selection of gowns, head pieces, shoes and accessories for the special day. 843-686-5437.


Bluffton Artisan Market

Bluffton Artisan Market will take place from 1-5 p.m. on  March 14 in the courtyard of the new Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton. The market will include Lowcountry Lobster, Bluffton Candles, Handmade Beaufort, Sun Dog Pet Products, True South RH, 7th & Palm, BP Custom Carbon Furniture, Woodsman’s Wife, Cottonwood Soap Co., Preservation Tree Art, Tout Sweet Macarons, Cupcakes 2 Cakes, Whip Savannah, Fire and Pine, Finch Sign and Design and Palmetto Kettle Corn.



Save the Date

RBC Heritage Returns!

The Heritage Classic Foundation announced that the 53rd annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will take place April 12-18, 2021, with limited spectators on-site and strict health and safety protocols in place. Working with officials from the Town of Hilton Head, the State of South Carolina, and the PGA TOUR, the Heritage Classic Foundation has developed a tournament plan that includes a limited number of sponsors and fans in open air and socially distanced settings. With fewer tickets available for distribution, the Heritage Classic Foundation will work first with the tournament’s official partners, then open sales to past ticket buyers. For updates on tickets available to the general public, please visit www.rbcheritage.com.



Virtual Talks & Educational Events

Arctic Nesting Migratory Shorebirds in South Carolina

Many shorebirds undertake fantastic migrations each year from nesting grounds in the Arctic to wintering sites as far south as the southern tip of South America. Felicia Sanders, who leads the state Shorebird Program, will be highlighting shorebird natural history from nesting sites on the tundra, to wintering sites on the beaches in South Carolina and the incredible flights that shorebirds make each year to these destinations. 

When: Mar. 3, 2:00 p.m.

Where: online

Details: coastaldiscovery.org

Other upcoming Coastal Discovery Museum events: 

March 7, 28: Sweetgrass Basket Making Classes

March 8: Wild and Wonderful – Our Dolphin Neighbors

March 10: Bats of the Lowcountry

March 15: Biology and Conservation of Diamondback Terrapins

March 17: Connections in Nature: Pollinators and their Plant Partners

March 20: Native Plant Sale 

March 22: The Nautical Origin of Everyday Phrases

March 24: Migratory Ducks at Savannah Wildlife Refuge

March 29: Next steps for Mitchelville

March 31: What is happening to our bees?


Taiwan: Cross-Strait Relations Beyond 2020

Russell Hsiao, executive director of Global Taiwan Institute, a senior fellow at The Jameson Foundation, and an adjunct fellow at Pacific Forum will be giving this presentation. Madame Tsai Ing-Wen won a second term in January 2020 to serve as the president of Taiwan for another four years. The first term of her presidency saw steady improvements in U.S.-Taiwan relations and a deterioration in cross-Strait ties as Beijing ramped-up diplomatic, military, and economic pressure on Taipei to accept its terms for unification. As the power disparity between Taiwan and China widens, Taipei is becoming more susceptible to Chinese coercion, and CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping may become more emboldened to use military force. What are the implications for the Taiwan Strait over the next four years and beyond? 

When: 10 a.m., March 5

Where: Online via Zoom

Details: wachh.org


An Olympic Odyssey: An insider perspective of Olympic history

Due to Covid-19, the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to the summer of 2021. Dr. Bill Mallon, a founding member of the International Society of Olympic Historians, will look back to the example of Berlin 1916, when the Games were cancelled because of World War 1. There were few who imagined that the next Olympics would take place in 1920, only two years after the armistice. It was virtually a miracle that Belgium, the nation which had suffered the most, agreed to host. This should encourage all as everyone takes on and copes with an epochal challenge such as the coronavirus crisis. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling 843-384-6758 or visiting wachh.org/evening-speaker-series-2021

When: 7-8:15 p.m., March. 9

Where: Online via Zoom

Details: wachh.org


Paige Island Oyster Roast

The fourth annual Page Island Oyster Roast is 1-5 p.m., Sunday, March 7 on Page Island. Spend a fantastic day in the Lowcountry, complete with authentic local cuisine, music and fun outside. The event is hosted by The Outside Foundation and benefits local students. Tickets ($300-$900) include a round trip boat cruise from Harbour Town to Page Island, an oyster roast and other local fare prepared on-site in authentic Lowcountry fashion, live music by a local band, live and silent auctions, and games and activities for kids. The event will be safe and socially distanced with several Covid protocols. All proceeds of this event go directly to the Kids in Kayaks Scholarship Fund. The mission of the Kids in Kayaks program is provide an opportunity for every 7th student in Beaufort County to go kayaking and explore local salt marshes and tidal creeks during a regular school day. Learn more at outsidefoundation.org.